Sheela

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Sheela
Born Clara
(1945-03-22) 22 March 1945 (age 69)
Thrissur, Cochin State, India
Spouse(s) Ravichandran(Divorced), Xavier
Children Vishnu(George)
Parents Kanimangalam Antony, Gracy

Sheela is an Indian film actress best known for her work in Malayalam cinema.[1] She, along with Prem Nazir, holds the Guinness World Record for acting in the largest number of films (130) together as heroine and hero.[2][3] In 2005 she won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the Malayalam film Akale.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Sheela was born as Clara,in a Syrian Christian family to Railway officer Kanimangalam Antony and Gracy on the 22nd of March 1945 at Thrissur, Kerala.[5] Sheela married twice. Firstly she married Tamil actor Ravichandran and have a son George(Vishnu). [6]Later she divorced him and married movie producer Xavier.[7] Vishnu is married to Smitha and have two daughters and he has acted in a Malayalam movie Five Star Hospital.[8]

Film career[edit]

Sheela made her debut in Paasam. Her first film in Malayalam was Bhagyajathakom. The next two decades saw her essay roles in more than 475 films totally in various languages such as Tamil, Telugu and Kannada and Malayalam. Films included Chemmeen, Kallichellamma, Velutha Kathreena and Vazhve Mayam. She has won awards such as Kerala State Film Awards, the Lux award and the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement award.[9] In Kannapanunni she plays the role of a powerful yet humane princess forced to marry a poor woodcutter. In another movie, Kadathanattu Makkam, she plays the role of a princess who is cheated by her sisters in law and false allegations of being in love with a boatman are leveled against her. She and the boatman are both charged with the death sentence. She and Prem Nazir hold the Guinness Book of World Records for acting together consecutively in 107 films. In the 70s and 80s, she directed two films, Yakshaganom and Shikarangal. She wrote the story, script, and screenplay for Shikharangaland Yakshagaanam, which was also remade in Tamil. Besides films, she has directed a tele-film Ninaivukale neengividu in which Jayabharathi acted. She in films including Vishnu Vijayam and Eeta as heroine. She acted as Akhilandeswary in the 2005 Chandramukhi. She has also authored a book, titled Kuilinte Kooduand many short stories. She is a painter.

Sheela returned to acting, playing main role in Sathyan Anthikkad's Manassinakkare. Sheela received the Kerala State Film Award for best supporting actress in the film Akale.

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards
Kerala State Film Awards
  • Best Actress – 1969 – Various Films
  • Best Actress – 1971 – Various Films
  • Best Actress – 1976 – Anubhavam
  • Second Best Actress – 2004 – Akale
Filmfare Awards South
Asianet Film Awards

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

  • 2014 - Utsahacommittee
  • 2012 - Mr Marumakan
  • 2011 - Kottarathil Kuttibootham
  • 2011 - Snehaveedu
  • 2006 - Pathaka.... Elizabeth Mamman
  • 2005 - Ponmudipuzhayorathu .... Subhadramma
  • 2005 - Thaskara Veeran
  • 2005 - Chandramukhi
  • 2004 - Akale
  • 2004 - Viralthumbilaro
  • 2003 - Manassinakkare
  • 1985 - Oro Poovilum
  • 1983 - Kathirunna Naal
  • 1982 - Aasha
  • 1982 - Madrasile Mon
  • 1982 - Garudan
  • 1982 - Sahyante Makan
  • 1981 - Thalam Manasinte Thalam
  • 1981 - Thakilu Kottampuram
  • 1981 - Sphodanam
  • 1981 - Urukku Mushttikal
  • 1981 - Adimachangala
  • 1980 - Akalangalil Abhayam
  • 1980 - Ithile Vannavar
  • 1980 - Nattuchakkiruttu
  • 1980 - Kalika
  • 1980 - Avan Oru Ahankari
  • 1980 - Theenalangal.... Devamma
  • 1979 - Yakshiparu
  • 1979 - Pichathikuttappan
  • 1979 - Sikharangal
  • 1979 - Pathivrutha
  • 1979 - Sarapancharam
  • 1979 - Avesham...... Susheela
  • 1978 - Ahyla
  • 1978 - Vilakkum Velichavum
  • 1978 - Kadathanattu Makkam
  • 1978 - Etho Oru Swapnam
  • 1978 - Tiger Salim
  • 1978 - Anappachan
  • 1978 - Itha Oru Manushyan.... Radha
  • 1978 - Amarsham
  • 1978 - Jayikkanayi Janichavan
  • 1978 - Etta
  • 1978 - Jalatharangam
  • 1978 - Bharyayum Kamukiyum
  • 1977 - Aval Oru Devalayam
  • 1977 - Neethipeedam
  • 1977 - Ivanente Priyaputhran
  • 1977 - Mohavum Mukthiyum
  • 1977 - Innale Innu
  • 1977 - Niraparayum Nilavilakkum
  • 1977 - Aparadhi .... Susheela
  • 1977 - Yatheem .... Kunjivarachi
  • 1977 - Poojakedukatha Pookkal .... Sharada
  • 1977 - Kavilamma
  • 1977 - Lakshmi
  • 1977 - Veedoru Swargam
  • 1977 - Aa Nimisham
  • 1977 - Aashirvadam
  • 1977 - Acharam Ammini Osharam Omana
  • 1977 - Samudram .... Omana
  • 1977 - Kannappanunni .... Ponni
  • 1976 - Romeo
  • 1976 - Yakshaganam .... Savithri
  • 1976 - Mallanum Mathevanum
  • 1976 - Rajankanam
  • 1976 - Anubhavam
  • 1976 - Palkadal
  • 1975 - Ulasayathra
  • 1975 - Mattoru Seetha
  • 1975 - Odakuzhal
  • 1975 - Omanakunju
  • 1975 - Athithi
  • 1974 - Aswathy
  • 1974 - Vishnuvijayam
  • 1974 - Shapamoksham
  • 1974 - Manyashree Vishvamithran
  • 1974 - Thumbolarcha
  • 1974 - Jeevikkan Marannu Poua Sthree
  • 1973 - Chaayam
  • 1973 - Kapalika.... Rosamma
  • 1973 - Chukku
  • 1973 - Ithu Manushyanano
  • 1972 - Devi
  • 1972 - Manushya Bandagal
  • 1972 - Aromalunni
  • 1972 - Puthrakameshtti
  • 1972 - Anandashayanam
  • 1972 - Nadan Premam
  • 1972 - Aradimanite Janmi .... Dr.Jayanthy
  • 1972 - Preethi
  • 1972 - Shakthi
  • 1972 - Baalya Prathinja
  • 1972 - Omana.... Omana
  • 1971 - Avalalppam Vaikipoyi
  • 1971 - Kalithozhi
  • 1971 - Vimochansamaram
  • 1971 - Thapaswini
  • 1971 - Vithukal .... Sarojini
  • 1971 - Agnimrugam
  • 1971 - Karinizhal
  • 1971 - Makane Ninaku Vendi
  • 1971 - Oru Penninte Kadha
  • 1971 - Muthassi
  • 1971 - Siksha
  • 1971 - Moonnupookkal
  • 1971 - Panchavankaadu
  • 1971 - Inquilab Sindabad
  • 1971 - Anubhavangal Paalichakal....Bhavani
  • 1971 - Sarasayya .... Sarojam
  • 1971 - Sumangali .... Vasanthy
  • 1971 - Puthenveedu
  • 1971 - Thettu .... Baby
  • 1971 - Ummachu
  • 1971 - Vivaha Sammanam
  • 1970 - Vivahitha
  • 1970 - Palunku Pathram
  • 1970 - Anadha
  • 1970 - Moodal Manju
  • 1970 - Kalpana
  • 1970 - Nazhikakallu
  • 1970 - Aa Chithrashalabam Paranotte
  • 1970 - Ningalenne Communistakki
  • 1970 - Nizhalattam .... Shantha
  • 1970 - Ezhuthatha Kadha
  • 1970 - Othenante Makan
  • 1970 - Abhayam
  • 1970 - Bheekara Nimishangal..... Savithri
  • 1970 - Dathuputhran
  • 1970 - Lottery Ticket .... Malathy
  • 1970 - Mindapennu .... Kamalam
  • 1970 - Ambalapravu
  • 1970 - Aranazhika Neram.... Shanthamma
  • 1970 - Vivaham Swargathil
  • 1970 - Kurukshethram
  • 1970 - Vazhve mayam
  • 1969 - Danger Biscuit.... Ashwathy
  • 1969 - Rahsayam..... Ammini
  • 1969 - Pooja Pushppam
  • 1969 - Kuruthikalam
  • 1969 - Jwala
  • 1969 - Kannur Delux .... Jayasree
  • 1969 - Aalmaram
  • 1969 - Koottukudumbam
  • 1969 - Rest House..... Leela
  • 1969 - Mister Kerala
  • 1969 - Adimakal
  • 1969 - Kadalpalam .... Sarala
  • 1969 - Virunnukari
  • 1969 - Kallichellamma.... Chellamma
  • 1968 - Thirichadi
  • 1968 - Anachadanam
  • 1968 - Bharyamar Sookshikkuka .... Shobha
  • 1968 - Lakshaprabhu
  • 1968 - Kayalkarayil
  • 1968 - Vidhyarthi
  • 1968 - Velutha Kathreena
  • 1968 - Padunna Puzha .... Rajalakshmi
  • 1968 - Love In Kerala .... Mala
  • 1968 - Punnapra Vayalar
  • 1968 - Agnipareeksha .... Hema
  • 1968 - Thulabaram .... Valsala
  • 1967 - Kudumbam
  • 1967 - Ashwamedham .... Sarojam
  • 1967 - Nadan Pennu
  • 1967 - Olathu mathi
  • 1967 - Pooja
  • 1967 - Ramanan.... Chandrika
  • 1967 - Balyakalasakhi
  • 1967 - Agniputhri .... Sindhu
  • 1967 - Chithramela
  • 1967 - Pathirapattu
  • 1967 - Kottayam Kolacase
  • 1967 - Swapnabhoomi
  • 1967 - Cochin Express
  • 1967 - Mainatheruvi Kolacase
  • 1967 - Khadeeja
  • 1967 - Kanatha Veshangal
  • 1967 - Collector Malathi..... Malathy
  • 1967 - Lady Doctor
  • 1966 - Koottukar
  • 1966 - Kalithozhan
  • 1966 - Sthanarthi Saramma
  • 1966 - Kanakachilanka
  • 1966 - Tharavattamma .... Radha
  • 1966 - Priyathama
  • 1965 - Pattuthuvala .... Celine
  • 1965 - Kathirunna Nikkah
  • 1965 - Kadathukaran
  • 1965 - Daham .... Latha
  • 1965 - Chemeen
  • 1965 - Muthalali
  • 1965 - Thommante Makkal
  • 1965 - Mayavi
  • 1965 - Porter Kunjali .... Aamina
  • 1965 - Kavyamela .... Sreedevi
  • 1965 - Thankakudam
  • 1964 - Oral Koodi Kallanayi.... Ayisha
  • 1964 - Kudumbini.... Jaanu
  • 1964 - Bharthavu
  • 1964 - Karutha Kai .... Latha
  • 1964 - Kuttikuppayam .... Safiya
  • 1964 - Althara
  • 1964 - Ayisha
  • 1964 - Ore Bhoomi Ore Raktham
  • 1963 - Moodupadam
  • 1963 - Susheela
  • 1963 - Doctor .... Jayasree
  • 1963 - Ninamanija Kalpadukal
  • 1963 - Kattumaina
  • 1962 - Bagyajathakam

Director[edit]

  • Yakshagaanam (1976)
  • Sikharangal (1979)

Story[edit]

  • Sikharangal (1979)

References[edit]

External links[edit]